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Serena Williams gets real about motherhood

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Serena Williams has won 23 Grand Slam events. She might be the most successful female athlete ever, honestly. She’s definitely one of the strongest females out there in terms of perception.

And even she is now admitting that pregnancy, the actual act of giving birth, and the first six weeks of motherhood nearly killed her.

This quote will amaze:

‘First my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism,’ she explained. ‘I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen. And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lungs.’

As a result of all this, she tagged a recent social post with this:

‘Every mother, everywhere, regardless of race or background deserves to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. And you can help make this a reality. Together, we can make this change. Together, we can be the change.’

Concur. And when one of the strongest females on the planet (and among the most conventionally accomplished) is arguing for this, maybe we can start to see more change around this topic.

And if you’re struggling with motherhood or pregnancy, remember: it is tough in pockets for all of us, regardless of background and strength. It’s a true journey. But it’s worth it.

Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/entertainment/people/serena-williams-traumatic-birth-appeal-579499#wZzMYpcAer8gtc5Y.99

 

Kristin Smith

Kristin is a wife, mom, doula and a kick ass swaddler. She spends her time helping families get top notch support throughout their parenting journey. When she isn't swaddling babies, she can be found sipping latte's and watching her daughter play softball. Read more...

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